The iconic Jaipur Literature Festival is set to return for its 16th edition. It will be held from 19th to 23rd January 2023 at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, with ABP Live as a media partner. The festival showcases a range of female artists and their exemplary works.
Featuring Emily Perkins, Eugenia Kuznetsova, Ana Filomena Amaral, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and Saskya Jain, the session will focus on how artists capture the lives of women in their work. The panel will discuss the political and social implications of writing with a feminine perspective.
Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo will also speak at the festival. Her memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up, is a moving account of her life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream to bring her creative work to the world. In an interview with journalist and author Nandini Nair, Evaristo presents her reimagined memoir and the essential manual for her creativity, activism and reinvention.
In another session, social activist and noted author Sudha Marty will interact with Mel Gokhale, former editor-in-chief of Penguin Random House India. Murthy presents a practical worldview based on compassion and empathy.
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2023 will also feature a session with International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree and interpreter Daisy Rockwell, and a conversation with Sahitia Akademi Yuba Plaskar winner Tanuji Solanki. The dialogue focuses on her Shree’s original novel, which presents a perspective on the split through its eighties protagonist.
A session with author, publisher and festival co-director Namita Gokare reveals how her life has been woven into both her own books and those written by others. She is a journalist and will be speaking with Mandira Nayar.
Writer and renowned actress Deepti Naval will also speak at the festival. She will be interviewing philanthropist and entrepreneur Srina Narula. The discussion centers on the Navy memoir, A Country Called Childhood.
Some of the other sessions taking place at the Jaipur Literary Festival 2023 are listed below.
* Writer Alka Saraogi and Sahitia Akademi Award winner Anamika meet with Hindi literary figure and journalist Nishta Gautam.
* Writer Satya Saran, pop icon Usha Usup and her biographer Vikas Kumar Jah discuss music, memories and milestones. Jha wrote an inspiring Hindi biography of the singer titled The Queen of Indian Pop, translated into English by his daughter, her Srishti Jha.
* In a session titled ‘Lata ji – A Life in Music’, renowned poet, music and film scholar Yatindra Mishra will meet with translator and author Anu Singh Chowdhury. Mishra’s book Lata: Sur Gatha is a fascinating portrait of a legend with an extraordinary passion for good music. Originally published in Hindi, the book was translated into English by Ira Pande.
* Award-winning author Kishwar Desai speaks with bureaucrat and IRS employee Nirupama Kotor. This session will focus on Desai’s book The Longest Kiss: The Life and Times of Devika Rani. The interview explores the fascinating life and career of Devika Rani, India’s first international superstar.
* Renowned author and scholar Chitra Banerjee Dibakarni interviews author and oral historian Anchal Malhotra. They discuss Divacaloni’s novel Independence, which focuses on the story of three sisters and her 1947 split experience.
* The Jaipur BookMark session, in collaboration with the Ashoka Translation Center’s Women Translating Women initiative, features a panel discussion with feminist writer, translator, Zubaan co-founder Urvashi Butalia, multilingual scholar, translator, and English professor. will host. Ashoka University’s Rita Kothari sat down with her publisher and translation consultant girlfriend, Neeta Gupta.
* In a session entitled Women and Work, authors Shairi Chopra, Minnie Vide and former IFS Officer and Ambassador Lakshmi Puri will meet with UN Women Country Representative Susan Ferguson.
* Art historian and curator Katie Hessel, a pioneer of remedies to dismantle the long reign of men in the art scene, interviews art historian Xavier Bray to discuss the historical record of art and the art world. discusses her attempt to dismantle the patriarchy in .
* In a separate session, international bestselling historian Katie Hickman, author of Brave Hearted: Women of the American West, will interview author Bee Rowlatt. Hickman discusses stores of courage and resilience with women in the American West in the face of life-threatening change.
* Spy Princess: The Story of Noor Inayat Khan author Shrabani Basu and Lonely Courage author Rick Stroud talk about the eventful story of Noor Inaayat Khan, descendant of the only Asian Tipu Sultan. discuss life. A European secret agent during World War II and the first female radio operator to be airlifted to occupied France during the war.
*At the session, award-winning journalist and author Niranjana Bhomic and UN Women India Deputy Country Representative Kanta Singh will discuss the former’s recent book, The Lies Mothers Told: Indian Women’s Burden ” will be discussed.
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